Crabbers Pull Up Record Catches in the Gulf of Alaska
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Crabbers throughout the Gulf of Alaska are enjoying some great hauls, most recently for Tanners at Southeast Alaska.
The 11 day February fishery produced 1.26 million pounds, the fourth largest catch in the past 15 seasons for nearly 70 permit holders. At an average price of $3.72 per pound, the fishery was valued at $4.2 million at the docks, the highest since 1999.
For golden king crab, which also opened in February, four out of seven fishing districts remain open...
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